All I Had To Do Was Find A Clasp
I went to find a clasp to finish that bracelet I was reworking, but I had to shuffle through other supplies to find a suitable clasp, I wasn't sure what kind of clasp I was looking for either. Anyway, one thing led to another and I this happened...
How It All Began
Kay (I would share more about her at the end of this post) saw a photo I posted on my Instagram.
Kay said she had to have those earrings.
The earrings though were part of a set, you can not see it in the photo above, but the earrings match the pendant on the pearl necklace. Watch the photo below.
I checked my supplies to see if I had any left...I did...I had five of the puffy swirl heart charms left. Once I found them I replied to her comment on Instagram. You can follow our chat on Instagram @HannahsGems.
I created a special listing for the earrings for her to purchase and complete the transaction.
I later received an email from Kay saying that she would like to purchase a bracelet as well, but she wanted it in a different color. I said sure choose the bracelet you like and add it to your order.
Kay placed her order and left me a message with the order. Have you ever used or noticed a box at checkout titled something like 'note to seller' ? That box can be used to add custom requests related your order. Well, Kay wanted her bracelet in shades of green with charms to match her earrings (I thought that was a great idea). Also, I had intended to make more memory wire bracelets so I was glad for her suggestion.
The Building Of A Custom Piece Begins
I knew which beads I wanted to use but was not sure of the bead pattern for the beads. Actually, Kay was not very excited about the first design (no I won't show it). I got a bit carried away because of her use of the word bling in her message, the bracelet design which I was to work off of (the one added to her order) was more sparkly than the muted greens.
I felt that the bracelet would need more wraps than the orignal, I thought it would look better. I had two sizes of the Fire Polished Czech Glass in Green to use in the bracelet, the original had three sizes. I had to add gemstomes and I had green agate and moss agate (I used both). I was glad that she "love love" loved the beads. She did not want all the embellishments I added to the first draft. I strung and unstrung the bracelet as much as 10-20 times. I do not like using obvious patterns, but a simple design turns out to be the most attractive, thankfully each gemstone is unique in its coloring and patteren formation to add interest and uniqness to jewelry. Continue for some information on Moss agate.
About Moss Agate
Moss agate is said to be wonderful for gardners and nature lovers. It some how enhances that green thumb of theirs and helps them to connect more with the outdoors. For them and others who wear moss agate it helps relieve stress. I think it would be good for pregnant women and mothers to help them to be more intune with their motherly instincts.
Kay is the owner at A Crafty Arab, www.acraftyarab.com. I am a fan of her work. She is an artist and a volunteer art teacher who likes to work with paper creating greeting cards (and more) in arabic and farsi. She has cards for all occasions. Also, Ramadhan and Eid decor. You can find her on Instagram @acraftyarab .
Wow! Is this the longest blog post ever?
-All The Best
A Child's Toy Is More Than Just A Toy
That's right I used my children's building block to display beaded stick pins. Don't you think this collection makes a charming decor. You can collect more at: http://hannahsgems.mysupadupa.com/collections/stick-pin-brooches .
Stick pins, scarf pins, hijab pins, lapel pins, gift wrapping accessories, trinket gifts, brooch, flower bouquet embellishments.
Here is a thought. This necklace can be easily conceled in the envelope with the note card, for a big surprise OR draped and slightly conceled among the flowers.
Give something that will last long after the flowers have gone.
Who are you shopping for? Your teenager? Your best friend? Your sister? Your aunt? Your mom? Your coworker? Your maid of honor?
Are you expressing thanks, appreciation, gratitude, friendship or self love?
This Rainbow Crystal Pendant Necklace was made with sterling silver, a teardrop shaped crystal that has the colors of the rainbow in warm and cool color hues. It has genuine Preciosa Czech glass. Near the clasp is a lovely red color agate. Agate, red agate, is worn for strength and protection while traveling, it is said that it helps to strengthen ones prayers and good wishes. Crystals are used to help to balance everything out with attracting and harnessing positive energy.
All the best
It is just as I envisioned: Simplicity with versitility, style and elegance.
How to wear coral pink necklace and earrings
I want to bring you jewelry accessories that you can wear with any style or color combinations with a smile.
In both pictures, Sera, is wearing the same coral pink dolomite ( Mountain "Jade" ) necklace. She first wore it with black and white stripes and what appears to be a gold toned cardigan -- I love cardigans -- with matching earrings -- also from Hannah's Gemstone Jewelry (HannahsGems). Next she wore it with what looks like a striped coral and white cardigan with a blue top -- I love these color combos. I like to mix and match myself; Sera sure does it well.
Remember to join me on Instagram, I'm there everyday. I love to hear from clients and I would love to share your photos, tag me @hannahsgemstonejewelry on social media or send me an email.
All the best :)
True Beauty Is Not All About Looks
Love can be shown in many forms and said in different ways: compassion; tolerance; respect; or kindness.
True love does not know race, creed nor color.
Love is comprehensive and multi dimensional; it can be shown to a spouse, a kin, a fellow earth dweller (cause the earth is so big that none of us can claim it). It is not confined to religion or nationality.
What is the quickest and easiest way to enhance the face or a wardrobe?
Did you say JEWELRY?
Jewelry is an adornment that has been used for centuries to enhance the natural beauty of the human being.
The wearing of jewelry can put a pep in ones step and boost ones confidence . What say you Jewelry Lover?
How about you, who loves to give jewelry to someone you know would appreciate it? Do you agree that jewelry makes everybody happy? The reciever is happy and you are happy because they are happy...and everybody is happy. :D
Jewelry is loved by both men and women. Why do men love to give their women jewelry?
Well, there is a flip side; not all jewelry lovers can enjoy wearing jewelry. I wrote about it in a precious blog post - http://hannahsgemstonejewelry.weebly.com/blog/tip-tuesday-sensitive-to-metals-you-can-still-wear-my-jewelry#.VLrkyIr3bCQ.
Important Announcement for Placing Orders before December 2014
What Makes You Happy?
What do you do to recharge and invigorate your body and soul?
I like jewelry making. Why? It's possibly because it's the only art and craft I'm good at and can excel in.
However, my personal vow to do something creative with my hands, had to benefit others and make them happy. I'd say jewelry does that perfectly.
All the best
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